Family: Wife, M. Annette Rentz-Petit; four grown children.
Years living in area: 17
Years in Beaufort: 17
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Education: University of Central Arkansas, bachelor's of science, Business Administration, with minors in Math and Economics; University of Alaska, MBA.
Military experience: Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel.
Other experience: Federal civil service, Parris Island; University of South Carolina Beaufort, served two years as an adjunct faculty member teaching human-resource management.
Public offices to which you've been elected: None listed.
Unsuccessful bids for public office: Ran unsuccessfully four years ago to fill a vacant Beaufort City Council seat.
Other prior political and government experience: Have served on the Beaufort County Planning Commission for three years. Also served on the Beaufort County steering committee charged with developing the Northern Beaufort County Comprehensive Plan. Currently serve on several subcommittees to the Beaufort County Planning Commission.
Other service: Rotary Club of the Lowcountry, the Lady's Island Professional Business Association, the Baptist Church of Beaufort and the Kiwanis Club of Beaufort.
S.C. Ethics Commission statement of economic interests: Nothing to disclose on statement filed June 29, 2011.
Campaign money raised: $861.71 for this election cycle as of June 29, 2011.
Top three campaign contributors over past six months (amount): Himself, $309.50
Why should people vote for you?No answer provided.
What are the three most important issues you would address if elected?
- Growing the city of Beaufort.
- Promoting cooperation between the city of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal and Beaufort County.
- Traffic and transportation management.
What other issues do you see as important?Surveillance cameras in key areas.
What specific steps will you take to make government more open and accessible to the public?No answer provided.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony), been disciplined by a professional licensing board or organization, or had an ethics violation filed against you?No.
Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, or been delinquent on your federal, state or local taxes?No.
Are there any personal details about yourself that voters would be interested in knowing?
I am confident I can bring new and innovative ideas to the city, and I ask for the support of those who can make that happen and the support of The Beaufort Gazette.